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Should I use brickwork columns on the corners for structural support?

It is not necessary to use brick on the corners…the system uses 2 ladders at 90 degrees to each other at the corners so as to get strength in both directions.

The building system has been designed by a structural engineer without there being any need for brickwork corners.

However if one wants to use bricks one can do that of course… it is just not necessary and the system has been designed without the need for any brickwork columns on the corners …though you will need to put expansion joints between the brickwork and the sandbags if you choose to do this.



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